WIP Lt Cairns VC from RP Models

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by napoleonpeart, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    As I can see light at the end of the tunnel on my Roger's Ranger bust also from RP , thought I would start a SBS on this one

    I reviewed this piece in its original form here .....

    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/lt-cairns-vc-from-rp-models.80665/

    I will be doing the version with the full arm or rather the nearly severed arm .


    Just my references at the moment ..reworking a "few" things including.....

    Epaulettes

    Changed webbing features including the positions of the front pouches , also waterbottle and haversack .

    Buttons

    The ID tags will be flying around with the movement of the piece

    Detailed pistol

    Opened up the holster flap

    Making a stronger sword ...to allow for my potential bananna fingers !

    .....And also add a handle cord to the sword

    Got to make a pistol lanyard as I dropped mine ......to feed the carpet monster !

    I will be adding Chindit patches as a tribute to these brave men and a force Lt Cairns was part of .

    Resin pics will follow once things have hardened and I am hapoy !

    Nap

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  2. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Here are some of the images that inspired both the release and for me to get this to the bench

    Nap

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  3. Bootneck Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to seeing your version with all the changes you proposes Kev.
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  4. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Lt Cairns' VC is in the Staffs Regt Museum, Whittington, nr Lichfield. Although Cairns was in the Somerset L I, he was attached to 1st Batt S. Staffs which had been glidered into the area the day before, along with other members of the 77th Indian Infantry Div.

    Look forward to seeing your progress, Kev(y)
  5. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    After Rogers Ranger bring it on Mate. We cannot get enough.
    Keith
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  6. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Bootneck

    Thanks mate ....lots of small changes but took a long time to get right !

    Steve

    Indeed Steve one museum I woukd like to visit for sure

    Keith

    Roger's Ranger ...still ongoing this work took over but the brushes will be out soon on RR!

    Thanks for all the comments and for looking in


    Nap
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  7. valiant A Fixture

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    Kev - If youre ever in the area, give me a shout - there is the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffs Museum and the Kings Head pub - all in a day's trip!(y)
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  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Can't wait to see what your gonna do with this one. Following.
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  9. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Cheers Steve ...sounds a good area to visit

    Bob.........will be taking pics in Friday so hopefully it will show what I have done before it gets primed!

    Stop Press ..made the new sword blade really happy with that!

    Nap
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  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I saw this piece at Euro and it looks a great one,be interesting to see how you go with this one kev
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  11. Hembo New Member

    Tenuous link and shameless plug for The Staffordshire Regiment Museum.......Cairns' VC is on display there. As are several other Regimental VCs. I've had a look at the Cairns file in the archives, unfortunately there's little else there of help for fellow modellers. Nonetheless, a great little museum and well worth a visit Open 7 days a week. If anyone drops in this Easter Monday, it's one of the special event days. Lots of the weapons collection available for up close inspection, various re-enactors and extra military vehicles on display. If any PFers drop by, please say hello.
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  12. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Guys

    Update .....all rework will be finished after I change the handle on the machete ..just the retaining strap to do , drill a hole in top and put a wrist "cord" through .

    New sword blade shaped up and sanded into shape ...better in my opinion !

    I have drilled and pinned the new sword blade as well will be fitted last after painting !

    Reasoning for me doing this ..well that's me there is nothing wrong with the kit in the box

    ...except I wanted to:

    Add the Chindit badges ..add a tiny flash of colour and a challenge to paint !

    Redefined the rank slides and the buttons

    Have the dog tags show more movement

    Added a wrist strap on the sword handle ..movement again

    Detailed up the watch strap and might add watch hands !! ( I will use a lens fluid for the glass later. )

    Opened up the holster ..little more movement

    Detailed up the webbing straps/buckles etc ..will add more details when painting

    For the wound will be going for the look as in main reference picture of the VC action

    Pictures on Friday ..visiting Jimbo on Thursday for a paint day ......and biccie raid !!

    Looking at it now it doesn't look much but all very fiddly and time consuming..getting the look right and also waiting for putty and fighting the many bits from the carpet monster..lol

    Brian

    Cheers mate ..the challenge will be the blood on the sleeve ..not using the severed arm version .........SWMBO objected having a reference in the fridge next to the yoghurt !!..LOL

    Looking forward to painting this after the next which will be a more colourful piece but will base coat this anyway !


    Hi Henbo

    BIG Welcone to PF

    Thanks for the details, are you involved in museum would love to see a picture of the VC display there

    Thanks for posting

    Stay tuned

    Nap
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  13. Borek A Fixture

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    Next interresting project. It has great potential, so quite looking forward.

    Cheers Borek
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  14. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Borek

    Just finished off the machete etc and also put 3 bullets in the pistol ...one of the chambers are empty ...the result of him firing it before he was wounded in the arm and it dropped .

    Might be able to take a picture before going to Jimbo's if not on Friday

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  15. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Some very quick and iffy pictures before I go off to Jimbo's

    Better ones tommorow !

    Nap


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  16. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    France
    All looking good Mister........will there a ketchup sauce element to add a little flavour Kev?
    Keith
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  17. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England

    Cheers mate ..yes there will be a la ketchup ...got to think the best way without going too over the top !

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  18. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    The question is realism or suggestion.
    Personally I prefer suggesting that there is a trauma.
    I guess realism is a few trips to the Golden Arches for a dozen sachets of la ketchup.
    There is no harm in it:(.....sorry couldn't resist it.
    Keith
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  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking good Nap, and the webbing looks good too.
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  20. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Some hopefully bit better pics ...managed to drop the haversack so will be redoing the buckles next

    A few areas that need tidying up before priming .

    Happy Easter everybody

    Nap

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